Bella Hadid receives widespread support for statements condemning ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Palestinians - 18分前  RT

Muslim supermodel Bella Hadid has received millions of likes and support from fellow influencers after condemning Israeli “colonization, ethnic cleansing” and occupation of Palestine in a series of Instagram posts. Amid escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has resulted in many civilian deaths on both sides, racist mob attacks against Palestinians and the destruction of entire residential towers in Israeli airstrikes, Hadid – whose father is Palestinian – made several posts in support of Palestine. “This is not about religion. Thi...more
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Israeli media in hot water after state TV broadcasts Jewish mob ‘lynching’ alleged Arab - 56分前  RT

News that Israeli television broadcast the beating of a supposedly Arab man live amid the ongoing violence has drawn condemnation on social media, with users labeling Israel’s state media “incorrigible perverts.” Footage from Wednesday evening showed a man being dragged from his car, beaten and set upon by dogs in Bat Yam, Tel-Aviv, and was aired live by state broadcaster Kan. While the violence was broadly condemned on social media, many commentators focused on the fact that Kan, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, aired the horrifically violent footage li...more
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Google fined $120 million by Italy’s antitrust authority for abusing market position to block rival’s smartphone app - 2時間前  RT

Italy’s competition authority has fined Google €100 million ($120 million) for abusing its market position to block the Enel X app from the Play Store. The Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato’s (AGCM) ruling centers around the claim that Google has abused its market position, controlling the Android operating system and Play Store, to prevent a rival app, Enel X, from being made available to users. “By refusing Enel X Italia interoperability with Android Auto, Google has unfairly limited the possibilities for end users to avail themselves of...more
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Tokyo’s vaccine tsar blames rigid jab-approval processes for Japan’s lagging Covid-19 inoculation program - 3時間前  RT

Japan’s minister for the Covid-19 vaccination program has said he accepts responsibility for the country’s limited progress, but also criticized regulatory procedures, saying the rules for approving new vaccines needs to change. Speaking on Wednesday in an interview with TBS television, Taro Kono said that, with a mere 2.9% of the population inoculated against Covid-19, any discontent should be focused on him. However, Kono said that the approval process for new vaccines was also at fault. “Even though we are in a state of crisis, we’re still using the s...more
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French troops who warned Macron of ‘brewing civil war’ must RESIGN if they put free speech over duty, army chief of staff says - 11時間前  RT

French military personnel who signed another letter to President Emmanuel Macron warning him about a supposedly impending “civil war” should resign so they can voice their concerns freely, the Armed Forces chief of staff said. Those among the French soldiers and officers who feel the urge to make public statements about the political situation in the country can find a perfect way to defend their opinions without compromising the neutrality of the army – by resigning, said Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Francois Lecointre. “The most reasonable thing...more
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Chief Israeli rabbi calls for calm amid escalating street violence between Arabs and Jews (VIDEOS) - 15時間前  RT

One of the two chief rabbis in Israel has called for restraint as local media report horrific scenes of vandalism and street attacks, including an Arab man who was pulled from his car and beaten by a mob. “We must not be dragged into provocations and inflicting harm on people or property,” Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said in a statement on Wednesday. “The Torah of Israel grants no license for taking the law into one’s hands and acting violently.” Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians came to a head at the weekend over the e...more
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UK Foreign Secretary Raab says Russia & China only use cyber capabilities to ‘sabotage & steal’, West uses its powers for ‘good’ - 18時間前  RT

The modern fight against cybercrime is nothing but a clash between the West – a global “force for good” – and “authoritarian regimes” like Moscow and Beijing that seek to “ransom” the world, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claims. Most cybercrime activities usually involve theft or extortion as a motive, but that doesn’t mean such offenses just happen at “random,” Raab said, during a speech at the National Cyber Security Centre’s CYBERUK conference. The foreign secretary believes the “hostile state actors and criminal gangs” behind...more
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Spanish man arrested after calling emergency services almost 9,000 times to insult operators - 19時間前  RT

A Spanish man who wasn't actually in any difficulty but phoned police and emergency services almost 9,000 times since 2019 has found himself in hot water after his harassing calls were traced back to him. The 49-year-old from Oviedo in northwestern Spain was arrested last week after complaints from the 091 service, which processes all phone calls to the country's National Police, local media reported on Wednesday. An investigation revealed that he had been constantly ringing up the emergency lines for more than two years “with the sole purpose of rebuking and ...more
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Safe behind the ‘iron curtain’: step inside an Israeli rocket shelter with RT’s producer on the ground (VIDEO) - 19時間前  RT

When sirens sound and rockets rain down from above, Israelis flee to their bomb shelters. Watch RT’s Asiya Apakova give a guided tour of her building’s rocketproof safe room. Amid the latest round of violence between Israel and Hamas, sirens sounded over Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening, as hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza screamed toward the city. The wail of sirens is a familiar sound for Israelis living within range of Hamas’ rockets, and it sends a clear message: take cover immediately. RT Executive Producer Asiya Apakova lives in Tel Aviv, and gave a tou...more
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More than a dozen detained by German police after Israeli flags are burned outside synagogues amid violence in East Jerusalem - 20時間前  RT

German police have arrested 16 men after Israeli flags were burned outside synagogues in Bonn and Munster, and a fire was set at a memorial for a Jewish house of prayer destroyed by the Nazis in Dusseldorf. The arrests were made on Tuesday night, after a synagogue was vandalized and Israeli flags were burned outside, and a blaze was set at a memorial established to mark the location of a Jewish synagogue destroyed during the 1938 Nazi pogroms. Some of those arrested reportedly told police that the Middle East violence had prompted them to stone the synagogue. In res...more
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Japanese government sued by South Korean fishers over planned release of Fukushima contaminated water - 41分前  RT

Two South Korean fisheries associations have filed a lawsuit, demanding the Japanese government’s compensation over its plan to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The court filing is seeking 10 million won ($8,850) per day from the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) due to the environmental impact of the plan to dump the water. Fishers fear they will make 50% less in commissions from consignment sales after the contaminated liquid is released. “Insisting on discharging the water into ...more
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Germany relaxes quarantine rules for travelers from popular tourist spots as Covid-19 infection rate declines - 1時間前  RT

Germany will allow people coming from nations such as Spain and Italy to present a proof of vaccination status or negative Covid-19 test if they want to skip quarantine on arrival. From Thursday onwards, people coming from around 100 countries can avoid quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated at least 15 days before their trip, or have tested negative for the virus.A PCR test must be taken no more than 72 hours before travel, or a rapid antigen test no more than 48 hours before travel. Travelers must be vaccinated with one of four EU-approved vaccines: Pfizer/...more
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IDF ‘approves’ plan for possible ground invasion into Gaza as Netanyahu reportedly rejects Hamas truce offer - 3時間前  RT

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have drawn up plans to invade Gaza from the ground in response to the rocket barrage by Hamas. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly dismissed an offer to end hostilities “on a mutual basis.” Additional troops have been moved to the Gazan border, including soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade, the Golani Infantry Brigade, and the 7th Armored Brigade, IDF spokesperson Brigadier General Hidai Zilberman told reporters on Thursday. Zilberman said the plan for a possible invasion into Gaza would be presented to IDF Chief of Staff Gen...more
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‘Can’t even say Palestinians’: Gal Gadot takes heat after tweeting about cycle of violence between Israel & ‘neighbors’ - 10時間前  RT

Israeli actress Gal Gadot was condemned online after weighing in on the latest eruption of violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, with critics accusing the former IDF soldier of carrying water for Tel Aviv. The ‘Wonder Woman’ star and former Miss Israel winner took to Twitter on Wednesday with a statement voicing hope that the “vicious cycle” of fighting would end, while arguing that Israel and its “neighbors” both deserve freedom and safety. “My heart breaks. My country is at war. I worry for my family, my friends. I w...more
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French troops who warned Macron of ‘brewing civil war’ must RESIGN if they put free speech over duty, army chief of staff says - 11時間前  RT

French military personnel who signed another letter to President Emmanuel Macron warning him about a supposedly impending “civil war” should resign so they can voice their concerns freely, the Armed Forces chief of staff said. Those among the French soldiers and officers who feel the urge to make public statements about the political situation in the country can find a perfect way to defend their opinions without compromising the neutrality of the army – by resigning, said Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Francois Lecointre. “The most reasonable thing...more
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EU drugs regulator says ‘promising evidence’ mRNA vaccines could neutralize Indian Covid-19 variant - 17時間前  RT

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said it has seen “promising evidence” that mRNA Covid-19 vaccines would be able to “neutralize” the Indian variant of the virus, and it is monitoring the situation closely. The B.1.617.2 variant, which was first detected in India in October, has contributed towards the country’s devastating second wave of Covid-19 infections throughout April and into May. Some hospitals have been pushed to breaking point by the admission of Covid-19 patients and have run out of supplies of oxygen to treat those with breathing difficultie...more
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Covid-19 ‘far from being controlled’ in the Americas as region accounted for 40% of global virus-related deaths last week – PAHO - 18時間前  RT

Over 34,000 people succumbed to Covid-19 in the Americas last week – almost 40% of the global death toll, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has said, adding that demand for hospital beds in some places is “dire.” More than 1.2 million new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the region over the past seven days alone, the agency said, with hospitals in South American nations particularly feeling the strain. In a press briefing on Wednesday, the PAHO said that, across the Americas, nearly 80% of hospital intensive care units (ICU) were currently filled. In C...more
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‘Dire situation’: Over 120 retired US generals sign letter slamming Biden govt, say nation in fight against ‘socialism & Marxism’ - 19時間前  RT

Warning that the US is in “deep peril” from a “full-blown assault on our constitutional rights,” over 120 former top military brass have signed a letter outlining threats to its “survival,” including Biden administration policies. The open letter, published on Monday by a group called ‘Flag Officers 4 America’, questions the result of the 2020 election, President Biden’s “mental and physical condition,” and sounds off on a number of hot-button topics, including China, the Iran nuclear deal, critical race theory, and the border wall. Acc...more
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Al-Shourouk high-rise building in Gaza COLLAPSES to the ground after Israeli missile strike (VIDEO) - 19時間前  RT

Israeli air strikes have destroyed another tower block in Gaza after reportedly warning occupants to leave so the armed forces could target alleged Palestinian militants amid their ongoing conflict with Hamas. The ten-storey Al-Shourouk high-rise building was levelled to the ground on Wednesday after being struck by missiles fired by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Footage of the final moments of collapse showed the tower block, which housed a number of media offices, fall to the ground and send a large column of smoke and debris into the air. Israeli Prime...more
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MDMA completes 1st phase-3 clinical trial for any psychedelic-assisted therapy, may be magic bullet for PTSD - 20時間前  RT

California-based researchers have completed the first phase-three clinical trial for any psychedelic-assisted therapy and found that MDMA-assisted therapy is more effective at treating PTSD than current methods. While most typically think of MDMA as an illicit party drug, research into the psychoactive chemical and its potential for improving patient outcomes with different forms of the disorder has been ongoing for years. MDMA remains a Schedule 1 drug in the US, which classifies it as having no discernible medical benefit, despite a 2017 FDA description as a &ldqu...more
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